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Section 1327.57 | Package declarations.


(A) Except as otherwise provided by law, any consumer package or commodity in package form introduced or delivered for introduction into or received in intrastate commerce or sold in intrastate commerce shall bear on the outside of the package a definite, plain, and conspicuous declaration, as may be prescribed by rule adopted by the director of agriculture, of any of the following, as applicable:

(1) The identity of the commodity in the package unless the same can easily be identified through the wrapper or container;

(2) The net quantity of the contents in terms of weight, measure, or count;

(3) In the case of any package sold at any place other than on the premises where packed, the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

This section does not apply to beer or intoxicating liquor as defined in section 4301.01 of the Revised Code, or packages thereof, or to malt or brewer's wort, or packages thereof.

(B) Under division (A)(2) of this section, neither the qualifying term "when packed" or any words of similar import, nor any term qualifying a unit of weight, measure, or count that tends to exaggerate the amount of commodity in a package, shall be used.

(C) In addition to the declarations required by division (A) of this section, any package or commodity in package form, if the package is one of a lot containing random weights, measures, or counts of the same commodity and bears the total selling price of the package, shall bear on the outside of the package a plain and conspicuous declaration of the price per single unit of weight, measure, or count.

(D) No package or commodity in package form shall be so wrapped, nor shall it be in a container so made, formed, or filled, as to mislead the purchaser as to the quantity of the contents of the package, and the contents of a container shall not fall below any reasonable standard of fill that may have been prescribed for the commodity in question by the director.

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